SMS File Type

- The quick facts

What are SMS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SMS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SMS file?

Files with the .sms extension usually contain SMS text messages that have been sent and received by a Sony Ericsson cell phone. When a user exports the messages from the cell phone to their computer, the files are saved with the .sms file extension. The SMS files are saved in a text-based format.

The .sms file extension is also used for Sega Master System emulator ROM image files, Microsoft package definition files, StarPlayer files, Warcraft 2 map files, Train Simulator sound management system files, OpenOffice.org Math application formula document template files and Netscape PHYSICON Interactive plug-in files.

How to open SMS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SMS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SMS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SMS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 19, 2016

Suggest another file format using extension SMS

While we know of one file format using the .SMS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SMS file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SMS files. Remember, different programs may use SMS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

MyPhoneExplorerMyPhoneExplorerUser submitted
Scrapbook FactoryScrapbook FactoryUser submitted
Scrapbooks PlusScrapbooks PlusUser submitted
Scrapbook Factory DeluxeScrapbook Factory DeluxeUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer GSM EnterpriseSMSCaster E-Marketer GSM EnterpriseUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer GSM StandardSMSCaster E-Marketer GSM StandardUser submitted
ITC Ilwis30ITC Ilwis30User submitted
Open ModelSphereOpen ModelSphereUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer EnterpriseSMSCaster E-Marketer EnterpriseUser submitted